Academy Awards (2016)

Discussion in 'Entertainment Forum' started by Jason Tate, Jan 14, 2016.

  1. Jason Tate

    chorus.fm @jason_tate @encorepodcast Staff Member

    2016 Academy Awards nominees.

    Best Picture:
    Spotlight
    The Revenant
    The Big Short
    Bridge of Spies
    Brooklyn
    Mad Max: Fury Road
    The Martian
    Room

    Best Actor:
    Leonardo DiCaprio, The Revenant
    Michael Fassbender, Steve Jobs
    Eddie Redmayne, The Danish Girl
    Bryan Cranston, Trumbo
    Matt Damon, The Martian

    Best Actress:
    Cate Blanchett, Carol
    Brie Larson, Room
    Jennifer Lawrence, Joy
    Charlotte Rampling, 45 Years
    Saoirse Ronan, Brooklyn

    Best Supporting Actor:
    Sylvester Stallone, Creed
    Christian Bale, The Big Short
    Tom Hardy, The Revenant
    Mark Ruffalo, Spotlight
    Mark Rylance, Bridge of Spies

    Best Supporting Actress:
    Rooney Mara, Carol
    Kate Winslet, Steve Jobs
    Jennifer Jason Leigh, The Hateful Eight
    Rachel McAdams, Spotlight
    Alicia Vikander, The Danish Girl

    Best Director:
    Alejandro González Iñárritu, The Revenant
    Adam McKay, The Big Short
    George Miller, Mad Max: Fury Road
    Lenny Abrahamson, Room
    Tom McCarthy, Spotlight

    Best Original Screenplay:
    Bridge of Spies
    Ex Machina
    Inside Out
    Spotlight
    Straight Outta Compton

    Best Adapted Screenplay:
    Room
    The Big Short
    Brooklyn
    Carol
    The Martian

    Best Cinematography:
    The Revenant
    Carol
    The Hateful Eight
    Mad Max: Fury Road
    Sicario

    Best Original Song:
    Sam Smith – “Writing’s on the Wall”
    The Weeknd – “Earned It”
    Lady Gaga and Diane Warren – “Til It Happens to You”
    David Lang – “Simple Sound #3”
    J. Ralph & Antony – “Manta Ray”

    Best Original Score:
    Ennio Morricone, The Hateful Eight
    Thomas Newman, Bridge of Spies
    John Williams, Star Wars: The Force Awakens
    Carter Burwell, Carol
    Jóhann Jóhannsson, Sicario

    Best Animated Feature Film:
    Inside Out
    Anomalisa
    Boy and the World
    Shaun the Sheep Movie
    When Marnie Was There

    Best Animated Short Film:
    Bear Story
    Prologue
    Sanjay’s Super Team
    We Can’t Live Without Cosmos
    World of Tomorrow

    Best Documentary Feature Film:
    Amy
    Cartel Land
    The Look of Silence
    What Happened, Miss Simone?
    Winter on Fire: Ukraine’s Fight For Freedom

    Best Documentary Short Film:
    Body Team 12
    Chau, beyond the Lines
    Claude Lanzmann: Spectres of the Shoah
    A Girl in the River: The Price of Forgiveness
    Last Day of Freedom

    Best Foreign Language Film:
    Embrace of the Serpent, Colombia
    Mustang, France
    Son of Saul, Hungary
    Theeb, Jordan
    A War, Denmark

    Best Film Editing:
    The Big Short
    Mad Max: Fury Road
    The Revenant
    Spotlight
    Star Wars: The Force Awakens

    Best Production Design:
    Bridge of Spies
    The Danish Girl
    Mad Max: Fury Road
    The Martian
    The Revenant

    Best Costume Design:
    Carol
    Cinderella
    The Danish Girl
    Mad Max: Fury Road
    The Revenant

    Best Makeup and Hairstyling:
    The 100-Year-Old Man Who Climbed out the Window and Disappeared
    Mad Max: Fury Road
    The Revenant

    Best Sound Editing:
    Mad Max: Fury Road
    The Martian
    The Revenant
    Sicario
    Star Wars: The Force Awakens

    Best Sound Mixing:
    Bridge of Spies
    Mad Max: Fury Road
    The Martian
    The Revenant
    Star Wars: The Force Awakens

    Best Visual Effects:
    Ex Machina
    Mad Max: Fury Road
    The Martian
    The Revenant
    Star Wars: The Force Awakens
     
  2. Craig Manning

    @FurtherFromSky Moderator

    Do you guys think Tetragrammaton hates the Oscars? I'm not sure of his opinion on the matter.
     
  3. Jason Tate

    chorus.fm @jason_tate @encorepodcast Staff Member

    Hahaha. I don't get that guy. If there were a movie with a character that took everything super serious and no one was allowed to talk about fun or popular movies they liked, he'd get the Oscar for his starring role. And then complain about it over and over again.
     
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  5. Craig Manning

    @FurtherFromSky Moderator

    Yeah, I don't understand him at all. He was like, upset that Spotlight didn't have some super visionary director behind it or something. Like, sometimes a movie just tells a story and that's okay. He's very much someone who judges movies from the filmmaker's perspective, though. I think he's said before that he doesn't know anything about acting.
     
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  6. Jason Tate

    chorus.fm @jason_tate @encorepodcast Staff Member

    I bowed out of that thread when it was "why does this movie deserve to exist?" talk. The weird stuff like "deserve" and the need for anyone that likes a film to give a dissertation justifying its existence is just ... boring. Sometimes it's ok for entertainment to be entertaining in my view. I also really liked Spotlight. Is it a perfect film? Of course not. But I really liked what they did, thought it had some great performances, and it handled a difficult topic with respect and poise. I'm ok with a utilitarian filmmaking endeavour if it's in service to the story.

    (There's a level of pretension that's always been in art criticism that just bugs me. Be it pop music, cartoons, etc. That reminds me of one of my favorite Calvin and Hobbes strips.)

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  7. Craig Manning

    @FurtherFromSky Moderator

    Like, the fact that a lot of people thought that movie was great and that it's widening the reach of that story, those things alone justify its existence. And he's asking questions like "Why didn't they go into the reasoning for the priests' behavior?" and "Why not just make a documentary?" For someone who knows so much about film, he sure doesn't know anything about film audiences.
     
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  8. Greg Robson

    Moderator Moderator

    Happy with all the nominations. Also happy to hear that both @Jason Tate and @Craig Manning are fans of Spotlight. With the exception of The Cobbler, Tom McCarthy has made some great films, and Spotlight is definitely his best. Hope it wins big!
     
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  9. kaylasananjou

    i fell in love with a war Supporter

    I'm so, so, SOOOOO upset that Carol got snubbed for best picture I literally cannot believe that BRIDGE OF SPIES got nominated and it didn't. So unfair.
     
  10. Jason Tate

    chorus.fm @jason_tate @encorepodcast Staff Member

    Both are on my list to watch, but it seems like that's a common complaint.

    I think Michael B. got snubbed (over Damon, easy) and so did Idris (over Cranston, but it's closer). Also think Tessa Thompson deserved a nomination.

    Pulling hard for Brie Larson.

    (The AP.net news thread about the nominations was an exercise in annoyance.)
     
  11. Jason Tate

    chorus.fm @jason_tate @encorepodcast Staff Member

    Win Win is an underrated rarely seen gem.
     
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  12. Greg Robson

    Moderator Moderator

    Agree wholeheartedly.
     
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  13. Craig Manning

    @FurtherFromSky Moderator

    Literally every post in the Academy Awards thread on AP.net is negative, and Tetra is the thread's top poster with like 20 posts. If that isn't symptomatic of why we're moving on from that site, I don't know what is.
     
  14. Jason Tate

    chorus.fm @jason_tate @encorepodcast Staff Member

    NYTimes:
    Apparently the Academy is considering asking members who have not been either nominated or awarded Oscars to move to associate membership status after a decade or two without making new films. I think this a good idea. Without this, turnover of membership is too slow and we will have decades of #OscarsSoWhite campaigns to come.

    Maybe the biggest award show of the largest entertainment importer in the world needs an economic incentive to embrace diversity. Indeed, maybe we should boycott the show and pressure advertisers to do the same. Or maybe the Academy should learn the lesson of history and change because it's the right thing to do.
     
  15. Chase Tremaine

    theherox @oursbyaccident oursbyaccident.com Supporter

    I wish I could go back in time and fight with @Jason Tate like I did on AP.net

    Or whatever AP is.

    I don't even remember anymore.
     
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  16. Jason Tate

    chorus.fm @jason_tate @encorepodcast Staff Member

    :ironman:
     
  17. Morrissey

    Trusted

    You are confusing caring about what film audiences want and caring what film audiences want. Film analysis should not concern itself with what an audience expects.
     
  18. stayillogical

    Thank you and good night Prestigious

    I watched Carol for the first time on a Delta flight today and when the movie finished, realized there was not a single kissing scene. At first I thought it was because the movie is subtle ala In the Mood for Love, but just found out the airline cut out every kissing shot! Woah, that's nuts.
     
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  19. Morrissey

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    You need to watch it again for that reason, but also because of the cinematography. Obviously any movie on a plane is a compromised experience, but the way Haynes illustrates seasons needs to be seen at the highest quality possible.